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Raptors blow huge lead against Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS—Jordan Hill and Monta Ellis helped Indiana pull off a big come-from-behind win with hopes of getting the Pacers back to their winning ways.

Hill had season highs of 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Ellis added 18 points, as the Pacers beat the Raptors 106-90 last night to snap Toronto’s four-game winning streak.

“We have our ups-and-downs sometimes,” Hill noted.

Oilers win again

BOSTON—The Edmonton Oilers weren’t trying to hide it.

They knew they were lucky to get out of town with a victory.

Andrej Sekera scored 41 seconds into overtime, and Cam Talbot stopped 47 shots, to lift the Oilers to a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins last night.

It was Edmonton’s sixth-straight win.

Iron Lady is auction gold: Thatcher possessions fetch high prices in London

LONDON The Iron Lady is auction gold.

Speeches, books and outfits belonging to late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher — including her wedding dress — have soared above their estimated prices at a London auction.

Christie’s is selling 150 lots Tuesday, and a further 200 in an online auction that ends Wednesday.

Crews rescue 50 stranded on ice floes in northern Minnesota

KELLIHER, Minn. Authorities in northern Minnesota say about 50 people had to be rescued after ice broke up while they were fishing on Upper Red Lake and stranded them.

The Beltrami County sheriff’s office got several 911 calls Monday morning from people stranded on ice floes on the lake about 60 miles north of Bemidji.

Bulls back on track

CHICAGO—This time, the Chicago Bulls dug in.

They let a big lead slip away in the second half, but made just enough plays down the stretch to win a game they needed in a big way.

Pau Gasol scored 24 points as the Bulls beat the L.A. Clippers 83-80 last night to snap a three-game losing streak.

“We have an opportunity here to do something special,” Gasol said.

More trades completed

NASHVILLE—The National League champion N.Y. Mets filled a key spot by obtaining second baseman Neil Walker from Pittsburgh for pitcher Jon Niese.

The Detroit Tigers bolstered their bullpen by acquiring reliever Justin Wilson from the N.Y. Yankees in trades yesterday at the winter meetings.

The Arizona Diamondbacks, meanwhile, kept upgrading their rotation.